Archive for August, 2006

New Podcast

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Hey hey! Two new shows of the QT Radio show on offer – featuring loads of new Manchester music, and unsigned music from the whole of the UK, including Palo Alto, Steve Brown, Keith Burton, Middleman, Garron Frith, the VCs… To download, just point your iTunes at the QT Radio podcast feed

Music nights in Manchester

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

Updated June 2009 As well as the guide on open-mics in Manchester, here’s a list of some other good music nights in the city.

Current Music Nights in Manchester (June 09)

For Folk’s Sake – A splendid mixture of folk and spoken word

OtherSounds – These guys put on cult acts, often at Kro Bar. Student orientated, so not so many of them happening in summer. Usually good value, and a chance to see really great acts in a small space

Mushaboom / Hi How Are You – Usually at Fuel Caf’e or at Kro. These feature great music, lovely crowd, and very often free cakes…

Last Night Was A Disaster – Often at Kro. Lara and Charlotte put together really fantastic nights of music, though often only every few months. Again, they put on touring bands in a small room, don’t charge much to get in, and create a lovely atmosphere. True DIY gigs.

Carefully Planned – Matthew puts on great DIY shows, with a variety of music. Again, the nights aren’t always regular, but do always feature bands that he loves. So going along to the nights can often yield some great acts that you wouldn’t normally come across. The nights happen at Kro, Cafe Saki, and other venues.

There are loads and loads of other great nights happening in Manchester right now. This is really just scratching the surface. I’ll keep coming back and updating this guide further – but in the meantime, if you have any suggestions, please let me know in the comments below!

Historical Music Nights

These are not necessarily still running regularly

Manchester Music Events:

  • Songs for the Bath Tub, Fuel, Withington, Manchester. 1st & 3rd Thursdays.. ( Myspace Site, Official website)
  • Red Deer Club, Fuel, Withington. Some Saturdays
  • Trof Acoustic night Run by Tom, 3rd Wed each month
  • The Green Room, Manchester has a variety of free music events.
  • Dry Bar Acoustic Revolution – every Tuesday – has an hour of open mic, then launches into 3 sets of top quality acoustic music.